On Saturday night, the Baylor Bears bottled up Jalen Hurts forcing the quarterback to throw the ball more often. The effort produced a 28-3 lead over the Oklahoma Sooners in front of a home crowd in Waco. However, the game remained far from over.
In the second half, Hurts erased the mistakes from memory despite an 8.7% chance of claiming victory according to ESPN. Mentally resetting the stage, the quarterback collected 305 yards of his total 411 offensive in the final thirty minutes of play. Responsible for four scores, Hurts completed 30-of-42 pass attempts en route to an improbable win. Clearly a ‘Heisman Moment’ for the signal caller, the rest of the nation took notice. Now, Hurts has been labeled as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week according to the league office.
In the final two games of the year, the Sooners continue to lean on the leadership and poise of Jalen Hurts.